San Diego Padres: Top 10 Prospects

4. OF Rymer Liriano– The 2011 Midwest League MVP made his MLB debut last year for the Padres. He hit .220/.289/.266 in 109 at-bats. Liriano projects to be anywhere from an average big league outfielder to an above average one. His impressive tool is his speed-power combination. Liriano is 23, and will have to prove himself at the MLB level. Liriano might become trade bait in the Padres crowded outfield, and could start 2015 as a fifth outfielder or in AAA. He is above average in all 5 tools and though none of them are above a 60 on the scouting scale, his potential is high. The main focus for him in 2015 is to cut back in the K’s.

Grade: B+  Potential: Average to above average player with solid tools

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  1. Marcus

    Agree w/the top three, but would put them Renfroe-Wisler-Hedges. Hedges’ defense is stellar, but his bat is really lacking. I don’t see Taylor Lindsey being anything in the majors, I think that Jose Rondon was the biggest piece in the Huston Street deal (no slight to RJ Alvarez, who was recently traded to the A’s in a package for Derek Norris and Streich). A prospect that I was really looking forward to was Mallex Smith, who was traded to Atlanta, I’ll be interested to see if he lands in their top 10, not sure how strong their farm is.

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  2. D68Soldier

    Good read! Great review of the new top 10 with all the changes. I will be interested to see what other changes are in store and how AJ Preller drafts.

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